The UN documented 365 cases of children detained for association with armed groups in Somalia in 2015. Parties to conflict should release all children to child protection actors and treat children associated with armed groups as victims first. #ChildrensRightsUpFront
War Has Changed
Therefore our tactics must change too. The Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier Initiative aims to work with militaries, police, policy makers, academics and humanitarians to make a long-term impact in preventing the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
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